Our thanks go out to the readers of ‘Edible Iowa River Valley,’ who named us Best Food Related Non Profit in their 2007 Local Heroes Competition. For the last several months, Edible Iowa River Valley has been polling readers about the best foods and beverages in the Iowa River Valley and we’re honored to have been chosen this year.
The announcement came in a feature in Edible Iowa River Valley’s Winter 2008 issue, included here in pdf format:
The piece includes a nice write-up about the history of LFC, including the growth of LFC from a small (but great) idea in the 1990s (not the 1980s) to the extensive program that exists today. It’s almost hard to believe, but last year we distributed $20,000 worth of local food to 45 families and local agencies throughout Iowa. And, of course, LFC couldn’t do what we do without the work of our clients, volunteers, and supporters (some of whom are pictured here).
As Laura reminds us in the Edible Iowa River Valley piece, LFC does what it does because “as local food becomes more popular, we want people to remember low-income folks and make sure they have access.” It sounds like that message is getting across!
Our congratulations go out to the other winners, as well: Bob Braverman, Friendly Farms, Iowa City (Best Farm/Farmer), Fireside Winery, Marengo (Best Beverage Artisan), Enosh Kelley, Bistro Montage, Des Moines (Best Chef/Restaurant), and Simone Delaty, Wellman (Best Food Artisan).